Do you like action films? Do you like cowboy movies? Do you like Harrison Ford? How about Daniel Craig? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, that would be reason enough to go see this flick, but the real reason to go is because it does just what a movie is supposed to do. It entertains and provides an escape.
I know it sounds hokey, and, well, on any rational level it is. But somehow they made it work.
The entire story is in the title, so nothing to add about that. But Daniel Craig plays a really good tough guy, Harrison Ford has become his own character and the rest of the cast lends just enough star power and familiar faces to let you know that some in Hollywood took this thing kinda seriously.
Special effects are pretty good. Computer generated scenes are pretty flawless. Outdoor photography is as big as the west and there's plenty of, although the movie did have a few slow spots.
If you have the spare cash and are looking for a good mood movie, I say saddle up and get on down to see 'Cowboys and Aliens'. I don't think you'll be disappointed.